China Sends 71 Warplanes, 7 ships Toward Taiwan In 24 hours. 2023 Will Be An Interesting Year!!

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s military sent 71 planes and seven ships toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of force directed at the island, Taiwan’s defense ministry said Monday, after China expressed anger at Taiwan-related provisions i n a U.S. annual defense spending bill passed on Saturday.

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China’s military harassment of self-ruled Taiwan, which it claims is its own territory, has intensified in recent years, and the Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army has sent planes or ships toward the island on a near-daily basis.

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A Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location

Between 6 a.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, 47 of the Chinese planes crossed the median of the Taiwan Strait, an unofficial boundary once tacitly accepted by both sides, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense.

Among the planes China sent towards Taiwan were 18 J-16 fighter jets, 11 J-1 fighters, 6 Su-30 fighters and drones.

Taiwan said it monitored the Chinese moves through its land-based missile systems, as well as on its own navy vessels.

“This is a firm response to the current US-Taiwan escalation and provocation,” said Shi Yi, the spokesman for the PLA’s Eastern Theater Command, in a statement on Sunday night. It announced that the PLA was holding joint combat patrols and joint strike drills in the waters around Taiwan.

Shi was referring to the U.S. defense spending bill, which calls China a strategic challenge. With regard to the Indo-Pacific region, the legislation authorizes increased security cooperation with Taiwan and requires expanded cooperation with India on emerging defense technologies, readiness and logistics.

China’s military has often used large military exercises as a demonstration of force in response to U.S. government actions in support of Taiwan. It conducted large live-fire military exercises in August in response to U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Beijing views visits from foreign governments to the island as de facto recognition of the island as independent and a challenge to China’s claim of sovereignty.

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Always put the full story- context:

More than 1,700 such incursions have occurred so far this year, compared to 969 in 2021 and 146 in 2020, according to the news agency AFP.

Clearly someone is bored of sitting still and having all that military hardware degenerating in barracks…

Ni uchochezi na uchokozi wa wale wanaounda silaha. Vita ni moja tu ya biashara za kishetani. Every weapon created by man is intended to be used, otherwise why manufacture it?
Tafakari hayo.

Same case with Taiwan, every time China makes incursions into their so called territory, they have to scramble their jets.

Hao ma pilot wa huko wako thoroughly overworked. And one day, an incident/ accident will occur, ndio Taiwan watalijua jiji.

China is surrounded by enemy states. Both sides will sustain heavy casualties. WW3 could start in Asia, because Japan is increasing its military budget.

Big will always fcuk small
Alfie Solomons

Stuti Mishra
Mon, 26 December 2022 at 7:48 am GMT-6·2-min read

Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying older citizens as much as £60 to have a Covid vaccination amid a surge in cases following the lifting of draconian restrictions.
Zhejiang, a big industrial province near Shanghai, is battling around a million new daily Covid-19 infections, with numbers expected to double.
However, doubts are mounting among health experts and residents about Beijing’s statistics, which show no new Covid deaths reported for six days through Sunday as the virus is feared to be spreading largely unchecked.

Some experts have forecast between 1 million and 2 million deaths in China before the end of 2023.
China kept case numbers low for two years with a “zero-Covid” strategy that isolated cities and confined millions of people to their homes. Now, as it relaxes that approach, it is facing the widespread outbreaks that other countries have already gone through.
The country’s healthcare system has been under enormous strain, with staff being asked to work while sick and retired medical workers in rural communities being rehired to help, according to state media.
“The hospital is just overwhelmed from top to bottom,” Howard Bernstein, a doctor at the Beijing United Family Hospital, said.
Meanwhile, there are serious concerns over vaccination rates. More than 90 per cent of the Chinese population is vaccinated with locally-made vaccines. However, only about two thirds of those over 80 have been jabbed, according to the National Health Commission.
According to its 2020 census, China has 191 million people aged 65 and over – a group that, on its own, would be the eighth most populous country, ahead of Bangladesh.

Reports said many senior citizens are alarmed by stories of fevers, blood clots and other side effects.

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Commuters on a subway train in Beijing on Monday (Reuters)

“When people hear about such incidents, they may not be willing to take the vaccines,” Li Liansheng, 64, who had been vaccinated before he caught Covid, told the Associated Press.

In response, Chinese authorities are going door to door to offer vaccines to elderly, who are at most risk of hospitalisation if infected.
The Liulidun neighbourhood of the Chinese capital is promising people over 60 up to 500 yuan (£60) to get a two-dose vaccination course and one booster.
Jiang Shibo, of the Fudan University medical school in Shanghai, said: “Now, the families and relatives of the elderly people should make it clear to them that an infection can cause serious illness and even death.”
Additional reporting by agencies